3 Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara National Park

Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel in Arusha at Arusha Center Tourist Inn Hotel for overnight.

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our beautifully set outside the park in Mto wa Mbu

Day 2: Ngorongoro crater.

We start the day with an early morning to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. After game viewing you will back in Mto wa Mbu near to Lake Manyara for overnight.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park.

Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the late afternoon you will back to Arusha.

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